tv The Travel Show BBC News May 14, 2017 1:30am-2:01am BST
it says the hunt for the hackers will be a complex international investigation. the ransomware attack hit organisations in at least 99 countries. emmanuel macron will be sworn in as france's next president in a ceremony in paris later — following his election victory last weekend. mr macron, who only formed his own political movement a year ago, takes over from the outgoing president francois hollande. donald trump says he could announce a new fbi director within a week. 11 people are reported to be in the frame. the us president has faced a backlash for tuesday's sacking ofjames comey, who had been investigating alleged russian meddling in the american election. now on bbc news, the travel show. coming up on this week's travel show: we're in colombia, exploring the legacy of one of the country's
most controversial criminals. we're here at pablo‘s prison slash five star resort! ooops! did ijust make that man crash? i hit the road in tokyo, taking tourists for a ride. they look a bit shell—shocked! and global gadgets gives you the lowdown on how to take a selfie from up in the sky! hello and welcome to the travel show, coming to you this week from tokyo in japan, with me carmen roberts. a little later on in the show, i'll be trying my hand at pulling one of the iconic rickshaws
that weaves its way through the streets here. but first... we're in medellin, in the north west of colombia. two decades ago it was one of the most dangerous cities in the world, as the notorious drug lord pablo escobar waged war against the government. now, the city has been transformed, but for many tourists who come here, the fascination with escobar endures. we travelled to his hometown to find out how tours about his life are dividing public opinion there. people are still scared, and still are scared to come to colombia, especially medellin. for a long time it was the most violent city in the world. we're here at la catedral,
in here, they've still got some of the remains of what used to be his bed. the frame... pretty big bed! if you look in here, there's a plaque on the wall with little white crosses. that's a memorial to, i think, the amount of people they think were killed here when pablo was here. right here, he kept people that you saw on the little white crosses, and they say what he would do... he would clap his hands and say ‘you know where you're going, let's go'. he'll take them back here by the backside of the property and push them off a cliff. so this is the view he would see over his domain. at that time, pablo ran medellin.
medellin was his. this tour has become very controversial, even with the mayor here of medellin. i can understand that, because they lived through some terrible times. some people are trying to glorify this guy, and they actually have a name for it. they call it narco tourism. in the beginning i didn't want to come on the tour because i was like, should i go on the tour? it'd be giving money to something that created such devastation in the past. more tourists know about it, more around the world, so the more real it is. i think that the kids of colombia also need to learn about him, so i think it could actually be
a school tour as well, now we are headed to barrio pablo escobar, and that's the actual name of the neighbourhood! he built 300 plus houses for these people, that were living in the city dump. he went and got them out of the dump, gave each one of these families their own house. as you can imagine, people here love him. you might not make it out of here if you come up here to talk bad about escobar! alright, here, we are at pablo‘s grave. this is the man right here, his final resting place. pablo emilio escobar gaviria. i've had one group come, and wanted to sniff cocaine
off the tombstone! i was like, man, do what you want. it's up to you, if that's what you want to do. i don't tell them what they can or can't do. it ain't my cemetery. as you can see, people here taking selfies... you can sit here all afternoon and you just see people coming and going, coming and going, to come and see the grave. it's part of the history here, i don't think we should forget what happened in that era and how that came about. time now for our global gourmet. this week we're in the parisian market districts, for a masterclass in how to create one of france's favourite pastries. i am the founder here. i started when i was 19 years
old, so it was in 2012. my idea was to have a new challenge and to create something new. i love the pastry of the eclair, and i said no stores in paris sell good eclairs. this special machine... you can do very beautiful eclairs. you can do it by hand. we do like 500 a day. to have the same eclairs, we need a machine like this. you will see how it works. very, very beautiful eclairs with this machine. here, we are in what they call the second district, it's really in the centre of paris.
the eclair was invented in france by antonin careme like 200 years ago. in france, the eclair is the most popular pastry. for several years it has been elected the most favourite pastry. and when you are young, it is the pastry every child knows and wants to eat because you have chocolate! to have the best quality, everything is made here, every morning. we have only one store in paris, so we can control everything. we have always chocolates, salted butter caramel and vanilla, the most popular, but after we have original flavours like mont blanc, chestnut cream.
there's one that works a lot, raspberry blackcurrant. we created more than 100 flavours. there are a lot of stages in creating an eclair: the choux pastry, the cream and after the decoration. but if the choux pastry is not good, you will not have a good eclair. we have several sizes of eclairs. small eclairs, regular eclairs and giant eclairs. it's an eclair for eight persons, for christmas or birthdays! still to come here on the travel show... hello, bbc travel! we meet the team who are travelling the world by rickshaw. so don't go away!
the travel show, your essential guide wherever you're heading! this is tower bridge, one of london's tourism crown jewels, but if you watch the people who've come to see it, they've got one thing on their minds. this week, it's all about selfies. we're taking a look at some of the tech that might help you take better snaps! first... a way to get a bit more distance between you and the camera. sometimes you need a wider perspective. the airselfie is an ultra—light, flying camera with built in wi—fi, which connects to an app on your phone. it also gets its power from this case, that you get in the box. at 6! grams, it's pretty lightweight, so in theory that makes it easy to fly but on a day like this... the wind keeps getting it!
that means i keep having to chase it! the air selfie, it's a cool contraption and a nice idea, but unless you're flying it in completely non—windy surroundings you can pretty much forget it. and what you've got to remember as well, it's still classified as a drone, which means in some parts of the world it's illegal to fly it in built up areas. the most popular way to get yourself into the frame properly is by investing in one of these... it's called a selfie stick. so how much should i spend on a new stick and what features should i be looking out for? well, my new friend leads smartphone photography tours... pretend you're not looking... so if anyone will know, she will. if you're thinking of taking them on your trips, it's very important you take something you're comfortable with. for example, this anchor, it's compact, it will fit in your pocket, your bag or carry—on luggage. it's not heavy. have a feel. wow. nice and light.
and also, the clamp. we have this from a corner shop. very wobbly. i can see it's wobbly. new phones coming out right now, worth £600, £700, so i wouldn't go cheap on the selfie stick if it risks... yeah, the materialfeels cheap. if you're into more serious outdoor situations — sport, adventures, you may want to try this polar pro. wow, a beast! the great thing about it is that you can recharge your phone and your gopro here. headphones as well, with usb ports. this is waterproof? waterproof. go underwater, do water sports, go fishing.
wow. whatever you want. how much does something like this cost? £80 to £100. wow, that's a lot of money for a selfie stick! yeah, beacausae it's more than a stick! you can be powering your phone for 12 hours of battery. if you're definitely sure you're going to be using this a lot, then go for it, but if you're starting and you just want to experiment, go with the safe option. but if you want something a little extra for your selfies, this is ourfinal tip. this is the giroptic io, a pocket friendly camera that shoots 360 degree photos and steals live streams to youtube and facebook. it's really easy to use. that's mainly because there's no set up process. simply take the device, plug it into the bottom of the iphone, it fires up the dedicated app. the minute you fire up the app, you have options to take photos, shoot video, stream. simple stuff. i can easily pan around the surroundings. there's the cameraman! wave, say hi! hi! the ice cream van! compared to other devices on the market, bigger, clunkier, this probably feels a godsend although the fact it plays nice with apple only... that isn't going to be to everyone‘s favour. the quality, as far as i can see, is pretty good. but for the price you've really got
to ask yourself is this something you're really going to use? now, come to tokyo and you're surrounded by so many iconic sights and sounds. but maybe none is more japanese than the hand—pulled rickshaw! in other cities around the world, tourist rickshaws are sometimes seen as an unregulated menace. but here in asakusa, in tokyo, the hand pulled carts are a much—loved symbol of the city. they're so iconic, in fact, there's a boyband dedicated to the rickshaw! plus, there's another group of drivers who have become social media stars as they document their rickshaw journey around the world. at the moment they're in cambodia. hello bbc travel!
their aim is to introduce people to japanese culture before the tokyo olympic games in 2020. see you guys soon! soon! you can follow the team's epic journey on social media — but if you want to try a hand pulled rickshaw for yourself, there's no better place than asakusa in tokyo. hi! hajimemashite!
i've come down to meet one of the city's few female rickshaw drivers. so how did you get into this career? i liked the marathon! i went to the hong kong marathon, vancouver marathon, many races, and one day i saw the rickshaw in asakusa and oh, i thought this is myjob! it felt like destiny! wow, 0k! yeah! the rickshaw, orjinrikisha, as they're called here, was invented in tokyo in the 19th century. her boss told me how things have changed since then. the rickshaw used to be like a taxi a long time ago but now it's more for entertainment. a good rickshaw driver needs to quickly feel what the customer wants to do. some people want to be entertained, some want to see the scenery, some want to listen to the guide. it depends on the customer.
0k, first we have to look the part. you've got me a uniform? yeah! this is our uniform. 0k. here we go. and then here's a belt. very long one! and then turn! one more i think! and make it tight. ta—da! and to complete the look i'm wearing those traditional split—toe shoes. it's more comfortable than running shoes! is it!? yeah! there we go. you got it! i might look the part, but i soon realise there's more to the job than just manoeuvring the rickshaw. many cars are crossing very close to me. it's kind of scary. this is the main street of asakusa. we have to talk during running, but at the same time i'm like... she pants. it's harder than a marathon! i'm beginning to think i should have trained for this.
how heavy is this? 100kg! what! wow, that's heavy! ok, you sit like this, hold maybe here, then stand up very slowly like this... 0k. because if you do it quick, the customer gets very scared. 0h, isee. yeah. and the most important thing is to keep balance. 0k. now it's my turn. yes! douzo! now, i'll be slow, try not to scare you... 0k! wow, wow! good, good. that's good? yes! 0k. you're a bit heavier than i thought! you're alright?
a nice, easy pace. trying not to scare my passengers. 0k... 0oops! did ijust make that man crash? yes. was it my fault? no! lesson over, it's time for my first customers. ok, so they're two small children... but it still counts! they look a bit scared! slowly... up! these two are heavier than you! here we go! this isn't too bad, actually. once you get going you get a bit of momentum. they look a bit shell—shocked! highfive! i think it's safe to say it's best i leave that to the professionals, but if you're in tokyo and want to give a proper rickshaw tour a go, you'll find the drivers
near the kaminarimon gate, near the exit of the asakusa metro station. ride time is agreed in advance, and the cheapest option is a ten—minute jog around the neighbourhood for roughly 3,000 yen — that's roughly about £35. well, that's all we've got time for on this week's show. coming up next week: we're injaffa, in israel, to meet the actors who perform as part of the world's first ever deaf—blind theatre company. so do look out for that, and in the meantime sign up to our social media feeds so you can follow all the travel show team around the world, on theirjourneys, in real time. all the details of where to find us online should be on your screen now. but until next time, from me carmen roberts, and the rest of the travel show team here in tokyo, it's goodbye! hello there.
we could do with some rain for many of our gardens and we have got some of it. a weather front pushing its way west to east across the country. this is how we ended the day on saturday in angus. quite a bit of cloud around there. out of that cloud, we are seeing some outbreaks of rain but sunday should be a day of sunshine and a few scattered showers, too. here is the weather front that brought the rain to many of us overnight in the west, clearing to the east throughout the course of sunday morning. so a return to sunshine across many parts of the country. that rain will linger in the north—east of scotland. this is 9:00 in the morning, particularly for the northern isles, north—east of mainland scotland, too. some sunshine towards dumfries and galloway, towards northern ireland, too.
a bright start to sunday here. a bit cloudier down the east coast of england, and you could catch a showerfirst thing, but actually much of northern england and wales look dry with some sunshine. you can just see a few showers starting to crop up across central parts of wales. almost anywhere could catch a shower later in the day but i think predominantly it is a dry picture through sunday morning. slightly cloudier skies for kent, up towards norfolk, with that lingering weather front. but the front clears fairly quickly towards the east and then across all of the country, it's just sunshine and a few scattered showers here and there. so you could catch a shower almost anywhere but they are few and far between, particularly along the south coast, it's largely sunny here. and temperatures 15—20 degrees, a pleasant day where you do dodge the showers. staying pretty wet up towards the northern isles. for some of sunday's featured premier league games, it looks largely dry but, again, there is a chance that one or two showers could sneak past at times. through the course of sunday evening, the showers ease away, so it's looking dry
if you have a barbecue planned for sunday evening, for instance, and then overnight and into monday, the next batch of wet weather arrive from the west. it's going to be reasonably mild and frost—free, i think, wherever you are as we start the new working week. but for monday, this area of rain is with us for much of the day. heaviest towards the north and west where it will also be quite windy. the rain only quite light and patchy down towards the south—east where we really could do with some rainfall but the area of rain edging its way slowly northwards and eastwards through the day and we'll see temperatures still up there in the mid to high teens. so in between any spells of rain a reasonably pleasant sort of day. but low pressure stays in charge, bringing us the unsettled breezy and showery theme on monday and low pressure sticks around for much of the week ahead. into tuesday too we see this weather front bringing further outbreaks of rain at times. so tuesday into wednesday it is looking unsettled but the temperatures still remaining reasonably mild, up to around 2! degrees on tuesday. bye— bye. hello, i'm tom donkin. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe.
our top stories: north korea launches a unidentified projectile thought to be a ballistic missile. south's korea's new president calls an emergency meeting. after the cyber attack — comes the investigation. europol says friday's hack was on an "unprecedented scale". the hunt is now on for those responsible. hello and welcome to bbc news. north korea has launched another ballistic missile. the south korean military said an unidentified projectile had been launched from the country's north west.